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10 Predictions for 2013

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December 26th, 2012
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This past year, 2012, was an eventful year. We had another Olympics, a U.S. presidential election, the warmest year on record, and lived through the Mayan apocalypse. However, many things did not occur that many of the trend seers predicted, especially dramatic events that made the boldest predictions.

As we enter 2013, time itself seems to be speeding up or condensing to make the potential for dramatic events more likely. Tipping points appear to have been breached on many fronts, and what waits on the other side is difficult to know.

But let’s break out the crystal ball here and make some bold predictions for 2013.

These predictions weren’t acquired by some esoteric powers to see the future; rather they’re derived from riding the current wave of information and guessing where that flow may lead. They may seem bold to some, while the most aware readers may recognize them as foregone conclusions.

So without further ado, here are our top 10 predictions for 2013:

1. Stock market decline: Many economic forecasters have been predicting a stock market crash every year since the financial crisis of 2008. Yet, it has remained strong and even hit a 3-year high in September, 2012. There are many false reasons for this strength that don’t have to do with real economic growth; devalued dollars, cheap money for Wall Street banks, corporations hoarding cash and investments, etc. It’s a false bull market. That is why we feel comfortable predicting a significant decline in the stock market during 2013.

The real economy has been papered over for decades, but the numbers in the false economy can no longer dam the wave of reality. Endless quantitative easing, a quadrillion in world derivatives, over-extended personal debt, lowest ever percentage of the population working, and increased social burden of record food stamps and other programs will finally burst the dam in 2013.

The Baltic Dry index, which is believed to be the best indicator of our consumer economy, suffered a dramatic loss in December. Some say a new recession is already here and the stock market will soon reflect that with a crash in 2013.  Look for the Dow Jones to dip below the 10K mark (around 30% or more) next year.

2. Precious metals rise over 50%: Using the same data points as the previous prediction, we predict gold and silver to rise at least 50%.

As the mass exodus from the stock market and other paper investments takes place, individual and institutional investors will start a new gold rush. Indeed, this is already happening.

Central banks around the world are snatching up new gold and moving to secure their foreign gold, while investment titans like George Soros have been increasing their positions where they previously denounced gold as a viable investment.

3. Schools start to install body scanners: Since these recent shootings actually resulted in horrific deaths of innocent people including children, the public is scared enough to accept just about anything. So we predict naked body scanners will begin to appear in schools and other public venues in 2013.  There are several reasons for this prediction. The public is clamoring for protection and many inner-city schools already have metal detectors, so the upgrade will be acceptable if not preferred in suburban areas.

Next, the body scanner companies who lobby the government need more customers, and they usually get what they want. And, finally, the authorities love to remove our rights in the name of security, making this move a no-brainer.

4. European Union announces central Treasury: The Eurozone debt crisis will once again flare up particularly within the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain), as well as in new countries. Instead of resorting to constantly increasing their “rescue fund” to bail out ailing European nations, the European Central Bank announced unlimited bond purchasing of any member state in need this September. This action of issuing new debt-based money for the sole purpose of buying debt has become known as quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. The EU has repeatedly stated the need to form a central Treasury that has the power to collect direct taxes from member states, essentially turning the Eurozone into the United States of Europe. Look for this to come into reality in 2013 with possibly the first EU president elected as well.

5. Marijuana legalization sweeps America and the world: After Colorado and Washington voters proved it can be done, marijuana legalization is an idea whose time has finally come. No amount of fear mongering or lies will stop its liberation now. Although 15 states have decriminalized marijuana possession, along with 18 states with legal medical cannabis, this past election will be viewed as the tipping point in the full-scale legalization of weed. The ripple effects are already traveling quickly as at least 7 more states are considering legalization. Meanwhile, Mexico is reconsidering its war on weed and Uruguay is already designing its regulatory rules for legalization, which will make it the first country with full legalization.  Expect 2013 and beyond for marijuana legalization to be a foregone conclusion with anyone standing in the way looking extremely foolish.

6. Major cyber attack hits America: All governments and many large corporations want to put more controls on the Internet. However, the general population does not want to see their beloved Internet change, so there must be an event that sways the public to believe that Internet “security” is a priority. This can’t just be some minor attack that hits a small business sector. It would have to be something that inflicts pain on the public; perhaps an extended Internet outage or electric grid crash that’s blamed on cyber terrorists would do the trick.

Many officials have been predicting a cyber 9/11 or “Pearl Harbor” event for some time, claiming it’s not a matter of if but when. That “when” will be 2013. Major antivirus companies such as McAfee are also warning of just such an event in 2013, labeled Project Blitzkrieg. And just like prior to 9/11, there is freedom-crushing legislation sitting on the shelf just waiting to be enacted if a cyber version of 9/11 were to take place.

The level playing field of information on the Internet poses a huge threat to all regimes and their puppet media corporations around the world. They can’t wait much longer before putting a stop to the free flow of information; therefore, this attack will be a classic false flag operation. Mark it down, this will happen in 2013.

7. Syria’s Assad is toppled: Many pundits predicted this would have happened already, but without a NATO no-fly zone (aka massive air strikes on Assad in a Libya-style destruction) the ragtag rebels have proven to be no match for the Syrian government thus far.

However, we have seen that when there is full-scale commitment by NATO, as with Libya, it’s virtually guaranteed. Since the West has increased their support of the Jihadist rebels with training, arms, money, and Patriot missiles in Turkey, their commitment is clear.

Furthermore, the UN has warned of sectarian genocide, and U.S. officials have clearly stated the ultimate line in the sand: Assad’s use of chemical weapons. As if on cue,PressTV and Fars News are reporting that militants have indeed used chemical weapons. Whether or not this particular event is confirmed, expect it to happen at some point in 2013 to be spun as justification to take out the Assad regime — it’s been in the cards for years.

8. West attacks Iran, starts WW3: The toppling of Syria will leave Iran as the only nation in the Middle East not controlled by the West. Besides having vast oil reserves, Iran also has the last strategic public central bank not run by the international banking cartel – and they want it. It is the endgame written about by many think tanks.

The war with Iran has been years in the making and has already technically begun with crippling economic sanctions and strategic military bases surrounding it. Indeed, World War 3 already began as well when America invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, but this decade-plus-long war is about to get much more intense. Additionally, the establishment will need a distraction from the economic crisis of 2013, and only a large new war will effectively serve that purpose.

The West has been goading Iran into an attack for years to justify further aggression. Iran, to their credit, has failed to take the bait. But once Syria falls, the full force of pressure will become too much for Iran to bear and they’ll be forced to defend themselves. The West will portray it as aggression against them and launch their attack. The question will be how other super powers like China and Russia react to this aggression against their ally?

9. Food and oil prices break records, again: This might have the highest guarantee of coming true, since it is mathematically impossible for it not to in an era of unlimited money creation, expanding conflicts in oil regions, and record demand but unstable climates for food production. Some food and commodity prices set new record highs in 2012, while oil is still chasing its 2008 high of $147/bbl.

First, let’s look at oil since it is also a major contributor to the price of food. Oil will have conflicting price pressures in 2013. There will be reduced demand due to a sharp economic downturn, but that will be more than offset by the devalued petrodollar and the fallout of regional conflicts. We predict oil will soar past its previous high to over $150/bbl.

This high price of oil will cause food prices to rise significantly since industrial agriculture is utterly dependent on oil from plowing, fertilizing, pesticides, harvesting, processing, to transport. Couple this very real cost to the rush away from stocks into more tangible assets like commodities that are also traded in rapidly devaluing dollars. This speculation will lead to much higher food prices. Throw in more extreme weather, and we have a recipe for a major food crisis. Food will hit new all-time highs in 2013.

Average citizens will spend a much higher percentage of their salaries on food in 2013 which will put further pressure on the rest of economic output. Most extremely, a large portion of the population may realize starvation for the first time in their lives. Certainly, we can expect food stamp usage to explode even faster than it has in the last five years.

On the upside, bulk food will be one of the best investments for 2013.

10. More extreme weather and earth changes: Extreme weather appears to be the new norm. In 2012 we saw the warmest year on record, record droughts in America’s bread basket, and an odd super storm Hurricane Sandy which still has thousands without power more than two months later. However, the jury is still out on what’s causing our extreme weather. Since the climates appear to be changing on all of the celestial bodies in our solar system, it seems unlikely that increased CO2 is the primary cause of climate change.

Many experts point to the rapidly shifting North Pole and the sun’s awakening to a new solar maximum as major contributors to our changing climate. And speaking of celestial weather, two great comets will appear in 2013 close to Earth whose impact on our weather, if any, is impossible to predict. Additionally, it appears that the Ring of Fire is awakening with increased earthquake and volcanic activity.

For 2013, we predict more super storms starting with winter storms that will now be named for the first time, and an even bigger increase in earthquake activity, and more devastating crop damage.

Many of these predictions seem negative and scary, but with awareness of their possible outcomes, one can prepare and position themselves to survive and even thrive under conditions which might seem horrific. It is also never to late to reach out to your local community by sharing information in a positive way, and encourage discussion of strategies for enhancing local resistance to larger global events.

Tell us your own predictions for 2013 in the comments section below.

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  • Chris

    Yes, the party is over but no one wants to break the news to the people in Europe or the USA.

  • Jean

    Ma Deuce will explain things to them.. :-)

  • LA

    11. Obama and the Democrats create a new law that anyone questioning the official government rhetoric and official MSM news story lines will be guilty of subversion and inciting civil war. Freedom of Speech has already been dealt a blow with the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act (the No Free Speech Zone Act), so this will just be further in fringement upon our First Amendment Rights. Sandy Hook and the threat of cops arresting people who don’t parrot the right lines is merely a beta test of more draconiam measures to come.

    12. Supreme Court will rule in favor of killing the resale market. The case of “Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons” will lead to a ruling in favor of officially corporate sanctioned companies having a monolpoly to sell you crap. The resale market will essentially become illegal and thos ewho obey the law will find their livelihoods evaporate. There will be a new blackmarket in resold goods and swap meets and antique markets will be highly regulated or possibly closed down. Kagan and Ginsburg will dance with joy on the ashes of capitalism and entrtepreneurialism.

    13. When the SHTF, there will be an attempt of several thousands of Americans to leave the U.S. The U.S. will pressure other governments to not allow anyone from the U.S. to visit their country unless they have already purchased an return trip ticket to return in less than six months from departure date, and you will be limited by the amount of currency and precious metals you can take with you when the leave the country as a way to stem emmigration to other coutnries that are still freer in regards to civil rights and economic.

    14. Michelle Obama will start demanding kid school lunches are meatless one or two days a week, in addition to the current calorie restriction.

    15. The government will start demanding files kept on hand of all people using community canning facilities, like ones commonly used by groups of Mormons to can for the year.

    16. The USDA will propose legislation that people gorwing their own fruits and vegetables at home voluntarily register witht eh agency so that they can monitor what you’re growing, like a census for homegrown food, as a precursor for controling what your grow for yourself. Attack can be a multifaceted prupose, inclusding fining you for growing food if your land has any trace toxic metals, tracking who is self sufficient, coupled with Agenda21.

    17. Introduction of “fat tax”, which will be an addition tax on “junk food” items to fund Obamacare. Items to be taxed additionally will include all sodas, chips, candies, cookies and other items deemed “junk food.” But you can still use your EBT card to buy them.

    I’m sure there are more things, but these are the ones off the top of my head.

    • Jostat

      Dang LA. Hard to argue with any of yours. Might want to add-18. Obamacare mandates all healthcare activity. In order to be approved for purchase of mandatory healthcare you will be forced to accept inoculations, intrusive medical procedures such as endoscopy, diet restrictions, and possibly be unable to possess a firearm “for health reasons”.

    • Cnsay

      L.A. if what you predict comes to pass, alot of people will die from lead poisoning because of it.

  • http://T Evie

    The US governmet will declare bankruptcy so china and other countries get paid before the people do.

  • Chosen

    A major man made conspired and manipulated catastrophy being of viral, weather related, environment related, but environmentally blamed or militarily envoked that costs millions of lives in an effort to decrease the world population in an attempt for the world governments to ease the burden of the food shortage and return to them the money and commodities people possess that the governments command that they actually own anyway in an equal effort to reduce economic burden and to enslave the people left over that will be left totally dependent on them. Don’t think for even 1 second that governments are not controlling the weather and have already started the food shortage events or you are blind. Fact; corn was torn by drought even though the weather fronts were coninuous coming onto the west coast. Raises food costs at a global scale in 2013 and decreases the 3rd world supply implementing starvation and disease. Well until the soybean crop was 4 weeks from yield then miraculously the weather became normal allowing for a nice soybean crop for 2012. Soybean oil is used as a fuel alternative which has a great tax value in all governments. During the gulf oil spill not 1 major storm was allowed to form there, the warmest waters in the world during that time. Proof that dry chemical dousing of the atmosphere is effective as a weather controller. To further engage in this gas was below 2.50 per gallon until that time and it’s still around 3.50 per gallon years later for what reason? because that spill was a conspired event to reset the cost of fuel at a much high rate creating billions more in profits and taxation annually for the small environmental fine of a few billion dollars paid to guess who? the government that also taxxes it. What we can see here is clear. When our world governments and their lobbying peers in the corporate commodities markets think they are losing or missing out on money that we have they are more than willing to create catastrophe to justify the pricing/ taxation/ and people controlling changes that they implement as a result of their own greedy conspiracys to enslave us to their agenda’s.

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